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Panthers bound for FCS Playoffs

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CEDAR FALLS — After winning five out of its last six games down the stretch, No. 20 Northern Iowa (7-4) was rewarded with the program’s 19th playoff berth. The Panthers will welcome Monmouth (9-2) for the opening round of the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs on Saturday, ...

Iowa St holds off Broncos to win Puerto Rico Tip-Off

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CONWAY, S.C. — Nick Weiler-Babb flirted with triple-doubles. Donovan Jackson found his lost shooting touch and played with freedom on the wing. And a once-wobbly Iowa State team has found a new dash of confidence, too. Turns out, a championship run in South Carolina for the relocated Puerto ...

McMurray’s 23 helps Drake tops Drexel in 2OT

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LYNCHBURG, Va. — De’Antae McMurray scored 23 points, including the winning jumper with 15 seconds left, Drexel turned the ball over on its final two possessions and Drake held on for a 90-88 win in double overtime in the third place game of the relocated Paradise Jam on Sunday. Tramaine ...

Hawkeyes get help from outside to beat Broncos

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IOWA CITY — The Iowa women’s basketball team found its complement to Megan Gustafson’s post scoring during Sunday’s home game against Western Michigan. Alexis Sevillian and Makenzie Meyer combined to make five 3-pointers and score 27 first-half points as the Hawkeyes jumped all over ...

Finest feline

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The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team capped off two days of action on the MCC campus in the Emerson Classic on Saturday night with a tight one against Highland Community College, but in the end the Tigers were able to close out the classic with a 74-72 victory over the ...

Cyclones snap back at Baylor

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WACO, Texas — Hakeem Butler made an over-the-shoulder catch and then broke away from two defenders for an Iowa State touchdown. Butler’s highlight 67-yard catch-and-run score on a pass from freshman Zeb Noland just before halftime put the Cyclones ahead to stay, and they clinched a ...

Boilermakers get first Big Ten road win at Iowa’s expense

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IOWA CITY — First-year coach Jeff Brohm has Purdue’s rebuild ahead of schedule. With a win next week against Indiana, with the Old Oaken Bucket at stake, the Boilermakers will be bowling for the first time since the 2012 season. Sophomore Elijah Sindelar threw for 229 yards and a ...

MCC women gouged by Greyhounds, 75-36

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Coming off a thrilling double-overtime victory in the first leg of the Emerson Classic on Friday night, the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team had a tough one Saturday to maintain its momentum, facing the undefeated Moberly Area Community College women in the penultimate ...

Panthers pound Indiana St. in hopes of at-large berth

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CEDAR FALLS — Colton Howell threw two touchdown passes and Marcus Weymiller ran for two scores as Northern Iowa ran over Indiana State, 41-3 Saturday to secure a second-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Panthers expect to earn the school’s 19th playoff berth, as an ...

Kraemer throws 4 TDs, Drake drubs Jacksonville

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DES MOINES — Grant Kraemer passed for 268 yards and four touchdowns, two each to Steven Doran and Connor Ostrander, and Drake beat Jacksonville 52-7 on Saturday to close out its season. Brock Reichardt scored on a 39-yard run on Drake’s opening drive before Kraemer hit Doran on TD passes ...

Trojans trounce Colo-NESCO

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STATE CENTER — As the weather continues to cool down around the state the action on the basketball court is starting to heat up, as the West Marshall and Colo-NESCO girls basketball teams started their seasons off against each other on Friday night. The Class 3A No. 9 Trojans used a ...

Comets celebrate champs, chase away Baxter, 54-44

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CONRAD — Season-opening jitters were accentuated by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the school’s only girls state basketball championship. BCLUW head coach Dave Lee spent more time on Friday worrying about that than what kind of opposition the Baxter Bolts would provide in the ...

Cyclones try to rebound with road trip to Baylor

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WACO, Texas — As coach Matt Rhule nears the end of his first season at Baylor, he is steady in his message about building a program and being true to the process. All the Bears (1-9, 1-6 Big 12) have to do to see how that works is look to the other sideline Saturday in their home finale ...

Inconsistent Hawks host Purdue in home finale

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IOWA CITY — In the past two weeks, Iowa had one of the best wins in school history and one of its more humbling losses under coach Kirk Ferentz. The Hawkeyes will look to get back to what worked so well against Ohio State — and avoid doing what didn’t at Wisconsin — in Saturday’s ...

MCC men open Emerson Classic with lopsided win

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The Marshalltown Community College basketball teams opened up the first day of action at the Emerson Classic on Friday, and the Tiger men walked out with a 95-67 win over the William Penn JV. MCC sophomore Mohamed Thiam went off yet again for the Tigers, scoring 26 points and snagging 16 ...

Iowa State holds off Tulsa in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

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CONWAY, S.C. — Nick Weiler-Babb has thrived for two games at the point for Iowa State. It’s no coincidence the Cyclones are winning now, too. Weiler-Babb had 20 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists Friday to help Iowa State hold off Tulsa 80-78 and reach the championship game of the ...

Drake outlasts Wake Forest, 77-74

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LYNCHBURG, Va. — Reed Timmer scored 29 points and hit six of Drake’s 15 3-pointers as the Bulldogs rallied to beat Wake Forest 77-74 on Friday night in the Paradise Jam. It was moved from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to the Vines Center in Lynchburg due to damage from Hurricanes Irma ...

Drake women down Liberty, 96-68

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DES MOINES — The Drake women’s basketball team concluded the preseason WNIT with a dominant 96-68 victory over Liberty on Friday night at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs were led by the hot-hands of junior Sammie Bachrodt, who recorded a game-high 18 points as well as tying a career-high ...

Hawkeyes hold off Grambling St.

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IOWA CITY — For the first time this season, Iowa got into trouble. The Hawkeyes survived thanks to their defense, holding Grambling scoreless for over six minutes after somehow falling behind at home and pulling out an 85-74 win Thursday night. “I thought we played a team that was ...

Iowa State outscores App State in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

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CONWAY, S.C. — Iowa State gave coach Steve Prohm the response he wanted to see. Donovan Jackson scored a career-high 26 points while the Cyclones overcame their shooting struggles to beat Appalachian State 104-98 in Thursday’s first round of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The ...